One year ago, intensive care paramedic Andrew Burns was doing training exercise on how Ambulance Victoria would deal with mass casualties at a major event. As the training session finished, alerts about an incident on Melbourne's busy Bourke Street began flooding in. At first there was very little information available to emergency services: a car had mounted the footpath, multiple people had been hurt, and shots had been fired. While hurrying to the scene, Mr Burns also faced a personal conflict.
A spot of shopping. Trekking across town to the tennis. Darting down the street with errands to run, lunch to pick up. It was an unremarkable summer afternoon for most of the people going about their day on one of Melbourne's busiest streets this time a year ago. That's when a man driving a maroon sedan sped down Bourke Street's footpath, hitting dozens of unsuspecting pedestrians in his path.
A 32-metre inflatable sculpture of colourful tunnels and brightly-lit domes has been installed in Federation Square. The Arboria installation is a walk-in sculpture by the world-renowned Architects of Air. Inspired by a forest, the installation includes tree-like pillars and soaring ceilings, with a soundscape of forest sounds. At its centre is a 10-metre high dome, lit by natural light filtering through the coloured material.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".